ToxTown offers high quality consumer-level non-technical information about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public's health. Tox Town's target audience includes the general public, community leaders, educators, and students above elementary-school level. It is a companion to the NLM’s extensive information in the TOXNET collection of databases that are typically used by toxicologists and health professionals.
ToxTown, a product of the NLM, provides easy to understand information on:
The Household Products Database links over 18,000 consumer brands to health effects from Safety Data Sheets (formerly Material Safety Data Sheets), provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. The database is designed to help answer the following typical questions:
Information in the Household Products Database (the database) is from a variety of publicly available sources including brand-specific labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) when available from manufacturers and manufacturers' web sites.